Best Black Friday apps

Get the right shopping apps to see you through Black Friday and you just might live to enjoy the spoils … Maybe.

Black Friday isn't a day to "meander" and "stroll" through the mall. You make a plan; you get in; and you get out.

One does not simply "go to the mall" on Black Friday

So download the best Black Friday apps to help you smoothly sale the choppy maelstrom-prone waters of one of the biggest shopping day of the year.

Flipp

Flipp

Black Friday is war! And you need battle plans — in the form of store flyers! But flitting about from store to store or looking at every shop's online flyer can be tiresome and you might miss something.

Flipp compiles all of your local flyers for you. You can then search by store, item, brand, whatever. So if you're curious if that TV you've been eyeing is going on a Black Friday sale, just search it up and you'll find out which store has it.


The Coupons App

The Coupons App

With The Coupons App, you get what the name suggests: coupons!

You don't have to go clipping every newspaper you can find; just download the app, and search for the retailer you want. There are some big names, like Forever 21, Walgreens, Kohl's, Dillards, and more.


2016 Black Friday

2016 Black Friday

What better way to keep up with Black Friday ads and news than with an app called Black Friday?

You can create a shopping list, receive push notifications when your favorite stores drop new ads, share your favorite ads, and more.

For all things Black Friday, get the 2016 Black Friday app.


BestParking

BestParking

Black Friday isn't all about shopping. Well it is, but part of that deal is finding a decent parking space, depending on the city you're in.

If all your favorite stores are within walking distance of one another, why not just park once and come back with your haul at the end of the day?

BestParking helps you find the best daily parking so that you can find the spot that works the best for you at the price that works best for your wallet.


Ibotta

ibotta

You know you'll be spending a ton on Black Friday, so save where you can, or, even better, get money back where you can.

Keep all your receipts and scan them with the Ibotta app; you'll get cash back on everyday purchases, thanks to Ibotta's search for price matches and sales. Once you hit $20, you can cash out securely with PayPal.


Amazon

Amazon

Need I say more? Amazon has some of the best Black Friday deals around, and if you don't feel like braving retail hell, then curl up with a blankie, cup of hot chocolate, and your iPhone or iPad with the Amazon app.

Search for deals on hundreds of thousands of items from books to Blu-ray to cookware to sports equipment. It's all on Amazon.


Mona

Mona

Ever wanted a personal shopper that compares brands and prices on the clothes that you want?

Better yet, ever wanted a digital personal shopper that learns about your likes and dislikes as you use it? The AI-powered Mona is your personal shopping assistant for more than 1,300 brands, and it can help you find the best deals on all your favorites.

Better yet? You don't have to leave the couch and shipping is quick and free.


SudoPay

SudoPay

Shopping online is easy, but many folks are worried about identity theft, and rightfully so.

SudoPay hopes to allay that fear by creating a virtual credit card for you, based on a credit or debit card you already have.

Think of it as the 1Password of credit cards. You get to keep your information to yourself, while safely shopping online without looking over your shoulder for data thieves. You can also send personalized gift cards via text, customize your card value up to $1,000, and you don't need to create an account.

Tech guru Marc Saltzman also recommends this app!


What gets you through the day?

Do you have a go-to app to see you safely through Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated November 2016.